Reminds me of a debate I had about the causes of Darfur crisis. It’s not radical Islam. That is not a rational argument. The basis of every injustice is a financial gain; as we live in a world of scarcity and desirous human nature. That being said, it is important to highlight the role of colonialism, imperialism, and uniquely in this case, the culpability of Chinese expansionism in the spurring of this crisis. It is important to understand that as with most underdeveloped countries, the cause is not ‘futility’ or ‘inferiority’ but rather arbitrary military dominance by imperial forces bent on socio-economic exploitation.
There are many economic resources in Africa. Besides the West’s historic atrocity of the transatlantic trade lies the more modern manifestation of ‘slavery’ and exploitation: blood diamonds; minerals; oil.
The dogma of imperialism and its religious and ideologically fanatical constituents/mercenaries work against the general welfare. Africa, like Palestine, South America, east Europe and Southeast Asia, has suffered immensely from imperialism. Today we are only witnessing the earliest consequences.